Contrary to my wild and stereotype-driven imagination, Cool Britannia did not contain any Union Jack swirls or watercress sandwich chunks. It was actually a vanilla ice cream with fudge-covered shortbread and strawberries. Still more creative than its crypt buddy Peanuts! Popcorn!, which had peanuts and popcorn.
In case you were wondering, the rest of the entombed pints include Wavy Gravy, Fossil Fuel, Turtle Soup, Tennessee Mud, Bovinity Divinity, Tuskeegee Chunk, Sugar Plum, Fresh Georgia Peach, Vermont Python, The Wich, Aloha Macadamia, This Is Nuts, Oh Pear, Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Frozen Yogurt, Miz Jelena's Sweet Potato Pie, and Peanut Butter and Jelly. You can see them for yourself the next time you're in Waterbury -- after you've devoured a surviving scoop at the factory, of course.
Kristin Hunt is a Food/Drink staff writer for Thrillist, and is currently attempting to resurrect Wild Maine Blueberry. Follow her to blood rituals at @kristin_hunt.